|Samouchitel' modnykh bal'nykh i kharakternykh tantsev.|
Translated as "Self-tutor of fashionable social and characteristic dances," this is an important Russian-language manual that describes the role of social dance, the importance of proper bearing, bows, introductions, and etiquette. Many of the same are the same as those performed in the ballrooms of western Europe, such as the waltz, quadrille, polonaise, polka, pas de patinier. Other dances are more interesting--the mazurka, pas de'Espagne, Hongroise, csárdas, and kamarinskaya...
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|Schriftsmässige beantwortung der frage: Was von dem weltüblichen tanzen und spielen zu halten sey und ob es nicht mit zur christlichen freyheit gehöre? als ein anhang zu den betrachtungen von der freyheit der gläubigen vom gesetz auf v - Bogatzky.|
This manual is an early German example of the literature against the practice of dancing. In this case, Bogatzky (1690-1774) compares gambling with dancing, and asks the reader to consider these practices in the context of Scripture, especially the Ten Commandments.
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|Social dancing inconsistent with a Christian profession and baptismal vows: a sermon, preached in the Presbyterian church, Columbia, S.C., June 17, 1849, - B. M. Palmer ...|
Taken from a sermon delivered 17 June 1849, Palmer's book is typical of midnineteenth-century antidance literature. He declares that the seventeen references to dance in the Bible are all performed by one sex, in open fields, and in broad daylight. This, Palmer (1818-1902) concludes, is not the case with balls, in which the sexes dance together, in closed quarters, and at night. The author declares that human nature is "fallen and depraved, and subject to the domination of wicked passions," ther...
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|Stage and fancy dancing. - F. C. Nott ...|
Although the manual begins with a description of the "five ballet positions," the book is intended for amateurs. Nott presents directions for thirty steps such as leap, boure [sic]-quick, hop, dash, slide, and paddle step. Included also are choreographies for over twenty dances such a "Skip Rope Dance," "Skirt Dance,""Cloak Dance," "Witches Dance," and "Cachucha.
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|Sketches relative to the history and theory, but more especially to the practice of dancing ... Intended as hints to the young teachers of the art of dancing. - Francis Peacock ...|
This manual begins with a discussion on the importance of dance for youth and outlines the origins of dance. Although much of the historical and theoretical text is borrowed from other dance writers--notably Giovanni-Andrea Gallini and John Weaver--the manual is important for its description of the Scotch reel and accompanying ten reel steps. Some of the steps include kemshóole (forward step), minor and double kemkóssy (setting steps), lematrást (cross springs), and curatag (turning step).
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|Social dancing of to-day, demonstrated by Mr. John Murray Anderson; with text, twenty-nine diagrams and fifty-two illustrations from photographs - Troy and Margaret West Kinney.|
This is one of the most valuable dance manuals for the study of social dance practices during the ragtime era. The manual is enhanced by twenty six photographs of several important exhibition dance teams (for example, Irene and Vernon Castle; Maurice and Florence Walden). More than thirty steps are described including the one step, tango, Brazilian maxixe, and the hesitation waltz.
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